Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Incubation of 4-methylumbelliferyl beta-D-glucopyranoside with leukocyte or fibroblast homogenates produces 4-methylumbelliferone in the presence of this enzyme, which is measured fluorometrically. (Chiao YB, Glew RH, Diven WF, Lee RE: Comparison of various beta-glucosidase assays used to diagnose Gaucher's disease. Clin Chim Acta 1980;105:41-50; Raghaven SS, Topol J, Kolodny EH: Leukocyte beta-glucosidase in homozygotes and heterozygotes for Gaucher disease. Am J Hum Genet 1980;32:158-173)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Specimens are processed Monday through Sunday.
Assay is performed on Wednesday.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
WBC homogenate stored 1 month
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test